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Home Water HeatingHot WaterPlumbingWater Heater ReplacementOctober 3, 2016by njradminIs Your Water Heater Ready to Retire?

Your daily routine most likely involves hot water — taking a shower, washing dishes and doing laundry. You turn on your faucet and, like magic, there’s hot water. It’s easy to take your water heater for granted, until one day you get in the shower and are greeted with an icy, cold stream. How did that happen?  Well, most water heaters are designed to last for about 10 years. Don’t wait for it to give up. Look for these warning signs that it may be time to replace your water heater:

Temperature: Is your hot water taking longer to warm up than it used to? Poor heating quality is a sure sign of aging equipment.

  

Leaks: Check underneath the tank for drips, moisture or a trail of rusty water. When a water heater starts to fail, the first sign may be a slow leak.

Rust: Look for corrosion. Water heaters are made from steel and can rust. Corrosion also reduces the efficiency of your unit.

Sediment: Run the tap. If the cold water runs clear, but your hot water has a rusty brown color or white flecks, which could be a sign of mineral buildup.

If you notice any of these signs or have questions, call NJR Home Services today. We’ll send a trained technician to diagnose the problem.

NJR Home Services is not the same company as New Jersey Natural Gas, the utility, and is not regulated by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. You do not have to buy products or services from NJR Home Services in order to continue receiving regulated services from New Jersey Natural Gas. All plumbing services will be subcontracted to NJR Plumbing Services, Inc., Edward B. Glashan, Licensed Master Plumber, Plumbing Lic. # 36B100969200. Electrical Contractor Bus. Permit #34EB01231200 NJ Home Improvement # 13VH00361500. 1415 Wyckoff Road, Wall, NJ.